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  • 2021 Oct 22
  • Contactless Future World, National Central University AI Brainwave Research Team Stepped into The Future Learning.
The AI brainwave research team of the Department of Electrical Engineering of National Central University has developed a new generation of tiny brainwave sensor (on the subject's arm), which can be used in medical field and future learning. Photo by Cheng Pi-Hsien.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), how does a confined soul take him for a "video drive" through brainwaves? The brainwave research team of the Department of Electrical Engineering of National Central University has broken through various limitations. Not only can it recover autonomy and self-esteem for patients, it has recently developed a new generation of tiny brainwave sensors through AI, which can also be used in addition to the medical field. In the future life and education, through brainwave control devices, it is possible to use the anti-epidemic machine robot to open a "Contactless " future.
 
A New Generation of Brainwave Sensor, A Modern Medical Weapon.
 
After more than ten years of research, Professor Kuo-Kai Shyu and Professor Po-Lei Lee from the Department of Electrical Engineering of National Central University developed the seventh-generation brainwave sensor. Overcomes the traditional limitations of size, complex wiring, and expensive construction. The appearance is only the size of a cigarette case. It is technic and aesthetic. It has passed ISO 10993 biocompatibility and IEC 60601 electrical safety testing which is qualified for medical grade. It can be used in the field of clinical medicine and cooperate with medical institutions such as Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Department of Neurosurgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital Department of Neurology and Taoyuan General Hospital Department of Physical medicine and rehabilitation, which can help patients with ALS, spinal cord injured, stroke, dementia and depression.
 
Professor Kuo-Kai Shyu shared that the key is the development of high-sensitivity brainwave dry electrodes, which no longer need to use traditional conductive adhesives, which are more in line with the needs of the human body. Professor Po-Lei Lee also gave full play to the spirit of experimenters, contributed his own brain to experiments by accepted electrical discharge stimulation. Due to the cost of the biological laboratory is too expensive, the research team has faced various challenge of funding and failure. In the end, not only successfully obtained the certification, the "Brainwave Control Functional Electrical Stimulation Assistive System" was also shortlisted for The List of Nominees of the 2021 Future Tech Awards.
 
Anti-epidemic robot, Contactless Future
 
Professor Kuo-Kai Shyu said, "Brainwaves look complicated, but they actually have physical meaning." Through algorithmic identification, some interfering noise can be eliminated, and the signals sent by humans can be more accurately represented, and the mission must be fulfilled. The anti-epidemic robot combines virtual reality and inertial posture sensors. Through the brainwave control device, it can call the anti-epidemic robot to pick up the delivery meal, avoiding human contact; in the future, you can also call a virtual robot to attend meetings, creating unlimited possibilities!
 
In addition, in response to the needs of anti-epidemic, brainwave applications will also help future learning. Assistant Professor Lung-Hao Lee, who specializes in natural language processing, said that when students wear a new generation of brainwave sensors, teachers can grasp the cognitive and emotional information of the students and understand whether the students are attentive or not. Do you understand the teaching content? Then analyze the students' reasoning ability, and adjust the teacher's teaching method to achieve a win-win situation of teaching and learning.
 
"The same frequency can cause resonance." Professor Kuo-Kai Shyu described the team's excellent cooperation. Professor Kuo-Kai Shyu, who specializes in electromechanical control, Professor Po-Lei Lee who has a background in medical engineering, and Assistant Professor Lung-Hao Lee's expertise in AI, form a dream team of the iron triangle, which has been at the forefront of the era of AI brainwave research!

The previous generations of brainwave sensor. The seventh-generation appearance is only the size of a cigarette case, it is technic and aesthetic (as shown on the right front) Photo by Cheng Pi-Hsien.

The central nervous system controls everything. Through the research and development of AI brainwave sensor create infinite possibilities for the future! Photo by Cheng Pi-Hsien.
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